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Ballycummisk Mine, Audley Mines, Ballydehob, Mizen Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 32' 5'' North , 9° 28' 34'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.53472,-9.47611
GeoHash:G#: gc1m0meew
Other regions containing this locality:Ireland (island)
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Irish grid ref: V978323

An MHTI field trip to the site in August 2005 surveyed the area and determined that there were no accessible underground workings.
Presently (26th July 2009), the adit drive is still visible albeit overgrown and draining water. However it is collapsed in two places along its path and the lowest shaft is caved in.
Behind the main spoil heap there is a second open shaft, however it is rubbish filled.
At the top of the hill at the bend in the road there is a capped shaft which is fenced off.

The spoil heap contains the best example of regional Cu mineralization. The site should also be noted for well formed tetrahedrite (primary ore) crystals albeit largely micro in nature.




Mineral List


22 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192030
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3161201
Old Red Sandstone

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Description: continental molasse

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{conglomerate,claystone,siltstone}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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The Abandoned Mines of West Carbery - Promoters, Adventures and Miners (D. Cowman and T.A. Reilly)

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